I’m glad for this topic, because I think to myself all the time about the sequels I still need to read and despair over taking so long to get to them. Hopefully, with this post, I’ll find renewed vigor to make reading them a priority. That, coupled with my attempts to clean up my TBR, and perhaps I’ll actually make it happen, who knows!
Here it goes:
I read Red Rising for a book club and really enjoyed it. Right away, I wanted to read the sequel, but I just had too much on my plate to follow through. I have caught myself wanting to pick up this sequel often in these following months since I read the first book and I swear, one of these days, I’m going to follow through. I would love to do it sooner, rather than later, since this book has a lot going on (worldbuilding-wise) and I don’t want to forget too much before I dive into this world again.
Truth be told, I read the first book in this series, The Darkest Minds, in preparation to see the movie adaptation. I still haven’t seen said adaptation, but I really want too! And I do want to read the sequel, because this world is so interesting and different. I loved the characters, but I just found myself skipping over it for now. I know I’ll eventually read it, but it’s not on my radar in the meantime.
Ugh! This is one of those books that I jumped into even though I new it was part of a trilogy (and it goes against my rule of reading series that aren’t finished yet), and I didn’t necessarily enjoy it a whole lot. I liked aspects of it, and certain characters, but I was fully prepared not to read the sequel. But a part of me just really wants to see how things shake out, so I don’t think I can avoid not reading it. Sigh.
I was delighted when I learned that Backman was writing a sequel to his Beartown book. I loved Beartown so much and I didn’t really expect there to be a follow up book, but I can’t wait to dive back into this small Scandinavian town and learn more about the aftermath left over from the first book.
I was so excited about the first book in this series, and I am greatly looking forward to this sequel. This world is so interesting and it’s a lot different than many books I’ve read, since it’s a world populated mostly by women (in terms of the story), and the central characters are all women. I don’t know what’s going to go down in this book, since the last one ended in such a unique way. I hope to be blown away by it.
I’m sure I could end up putting a whole slew of other sequels on her, but these are some at the top of my agenda. I’m looking forward to seeing what other sequels people are trying to get to. Perhaps I’ve mentioned one of yours?
What are your thoughts about my list? See any of your favorites? Have I not come across one of yours? Suggest it to me! Let’s chat in the comments! And, as always, happy Tuesday!